You believe everything is connected and that honoring the planet by minimizing waste and up-cycling wherever possible is the more ethical choice.
So it's fitting that your values in life and in jewelry are a perfect match for our Mara hammered gold and paper bead earrings.
In your choice of go with everything black or goldenrod, these paper beads have told a thousand stories. Now it's your turn to tell yours. Paired with hammered gold drops, you'll have the perfect balance of connection and wisdom.
Making beads from paper is a craft that goes as far back as the Victorian age.
Paper rolled on knitting needles in hand, women would gather socially in one their respective dining rooms for an evening of paper bead making.
The beads, finished with beeswax which acted as a sealing agent, and hung on lengths of cord, were used to make room dividers.
Our paper beads are made by women cooperatives in East Africa, providing a fair trade source of income to local communities and creating uniquely beautiful beads from scrap and recycled paper.
18K gold plate over sterling silver hammered teardrop ear wire